One thing for sure-the perfect fantasy football playoff system does NOT include week 17. I prefer 4 teams out of 12 making the playoffs. More than that and you take significance away from the regular season games. Finally while I love H2H I think the best teams win in a cumulative points format where teams play over a two or three week period. So the best approach is a 13 week regular season with 4 of 12 teams making the playoffs and then playing in a three week (weeks 14-16) cumulative points format with perhaps some points advantage to start the playoffs based on seeding or total points scored during the regular season.
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